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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Just got a blue tux urchin from LA. Looks like he lost about half his spines in shipping and he has this weird green patch on him? Any ideas on what the spot is? Medications/treatment? I put him in the tank and he immediately spawned- (I think) idk if thats a good sign or bad? Thanks!
  2. Blue Tuxedo Urchin

    Purchased 11/29
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey. So today I picked up the smallest but coolest BTU. This was not an impulse buy. I knew that they ate algae and seaweed and I have a lot of algae on my back wall. Tonight, i clipped some seaweed on the wall right under him. At first, it looked like he was eating it but he wasnt interested at...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is fairly new maby 2-4mo.old. It went through a small algae cycle witch was not a problem all algae has been gone now for atleast a month. It is a high flow FSB tank I have a dart on a 4-way with each return split for a total of 8 and a mj mod in each bottom corner. 4 of the returns are...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a blue linkia star for over a year in my tank. He's always done real well since I figured out to really maintain the salinity closely. That was the #1 issue. All of his little white spots went away and he was real healthy. He's always been shy and stayed in the rocks when the lights...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Tank is doing OK. Not much growth. The switching of the MH bulb to the 10K XM helped some color but the tank still lacks allot. The blue tort is still light lavender and the green with blue tipped Acro is brown. The bali slimer has only grown 1 inch in ~6 months. Growth has halted again. and...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I noticed this in the 5.5 g the Thursday night it didn't really move when I poked at it but did move it's spines it stayed in that spot all day Yesterday but this morning it's gone. Is it an urchin? are all urchins algae eaters or are there non reef safe urchins
  8. General Reef Discussion
    :bigeek: I think i have i problem.... can ya help me? I have found 2 of my fishes dead and gutted in the tank today My Royal Gramma & my seaweed Blenny :(( they both had ick awhile ago (6 maybe 8 weeks ago) they both look like someone enjoyed a nice filet - guessing post mortum, but it's...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Just looking for suggestions on urchins that won't leave traction marks in the acrylic. Do they all eat corraline algae? I may be wanting something to control my pink corraline soon.
  10. Tank Specs
    90g AGA Reef with overflow, 29g sump, refugium Pair of Black and White Percula Clowns (spawning) Lawnmower Blenny Male psychedelic mandarin Blue tuxedo urchin snails, crabs Ricordea shrooms 3 zoas, literally, just 3 polyps Green trumpet corals kenya tree pulsing zenia Adding: Pair of...
  11. Reef Build-Off 2007
    AHHHH I am going to try.... OH my gosh why am I sweating as I type this!!!! ok so here is what I know so far.. it's going to be a 29 gallon tank with a 10 gallon sump for a total for 39ish gallons I will be doing a lagoonal type tank with rics, zoos, 2 pr of h. reidi - unless I find out...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I was goofing with the camera yesterday and here are soome of the new corals and things that have been added over the last 2 weeks.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Does anyone have any of these Blue Tuxedo Urchins? I am thinking about getting one but I read they need alage to survive. I don't have too much algae in my tank. How can I feed it if I get one? I read that you can use dry seaweed, but how do you feed it to make sure it gets food? Thanks
  14. General Reef Discussion
    :wavey:Yeah finally got to order some more fish!:banana: :dance: Well the order looks like a FO tank order.....yet it is for a REEF!:doh: More corals next few weeks!:icon_deal: Ok so here is what's coming! -Blue Green Chromis - Small: -7 going for a schooling look -Yellow Tang -...
  15. Nano Reefs
    any updated pics of your 3 gallon? I'd love to see them.
  16. The THINK Tank
    I'm getting ready to make an order,for some live stock from the keys. I want some reef butterflys,and I would like an urchin,or two. I would to know which urchins are best in a reef tank? Ted
  17. PNWMAS Members only
    Carpet surfing that is. :cry: He was a neat little bugger. No more fish for me until I get a light diffuser/egg crate for the top of my tank. I hate it when the critters go and commit suicide. :bawling: Stacy
  18. General Reef Discussion
    As many of you know or read my other thread: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62514 I tore down the tank! Why????:doh: Seems thus far the only fatalities are my blue tuxedo urchin, as seen in the following pics with a long lost never really seen in the tank crab munching on...
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